La Grotta

4.9
1835 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Serving the finest in Northern & Regional Italian Cuisine, La Grotta offers old world charm and friendly, first class service and is located in the heart of Buckhead. A local favorite since 1978, La Grotta has received Best of Atlanta Award from Atlanta magazine since the mid 1980’s, prestigious DiRONA and AAA Four Diamond Awards since the early 90's.


La Grotta is tucked away in the heart of the Buckhead residential district and overlooks the lush gardens of the condo courtyard in which it is located. La Grotta literally means "the cave" in Italian and was named such for its cavernous and warm setting. The La Grotta staff is also well known and regarded for its vast knowledge of its customers, the food, diverse knowledge of languages (our staff speaks Italian, Spanish, French & German) and attention to detail. The menu specializes in Northern Italian cuisine with seasonal changes to reflect freshness of ingredients with a focus on locally grown produce.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1835 people are saying
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vipOctopus
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Atlanta for decades! Always a great expierience!

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vipalshin
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time in La Grotta, I'm convinced it is the most authentic Italian restaurant in town. I just wish the reservation is more readily available but that means it's extremely popular. Sacchetti pasta is just so yummy!

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ClifP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, every time

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vipDonaldF
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go we remember we don’t go enough!

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PBSC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything! Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a great Italian dinning experience from start to finish!

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vipCharlie
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grotta is always terrific! Their dover sole and veal chop with black truffles were excellent as always. I frequent this restaurant and can't remember ever having a dish that was superb!

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JulianaH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of our favorites restaurants. My opinion is biased. I love everything about La Grotta.

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bronxboy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very knowledgeable about the wine list and menu. A perfect meal as always and a classically excellent restaurant that we will definitely be patronizing again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around. Food was amazing and service was amazing as well.

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Jane
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner. The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. Started with the beef carpaccio, then Ceasar salads, next I had the mushroom risotto with black truffles and my husband had the house special ravioli. One of the best meals we’ve had in a long time. Carried the tiramisu home for later and definitely glad I did. Next time I would love to sit outside in the courtyard.

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hals
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service and energy. The carpaccio with truffles was spectacular!

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LauraC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was FABULOUS

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
57 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious and the service was as always very well done.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Beautiful patio!

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vipaudrey
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the most delicious & overall lovely evening. Our waiter, Juliano, was a delight as was everything.

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Alexandra
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Service was impeccable — staff was beyond friendly and knowledgeable. Genuinely accommodating in terms of being flexible with menu choices. All courses were outstanding and clearly made with the best and most fresh ingredients. Packed full of authentic Italian flavor. We will certainly return!!

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vipFoopieloopies1
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Both the food and service were good.

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AngelaP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in every way

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vipDeway
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great except for we have a wine cellar and I couldn’t open my wine do to reduce revenue due to Covid and I’ve got a pretty extensive Italian collection so they didn’t have what I have brought on the menu

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BrianO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, Juliano was at his normal best and the other staff was very accommodating.

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vipValerie
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in every way!

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vipMitchW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service we had a nice experience. we will definitely eat here again.

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LorenH
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I truly enjoyed celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary on the outdoor patio. The scenery was beautiful. We’ve been dining at La Grotta for years but have never eaten a meal on their patio and we are so glad we did. It definitely made for a more secluded, romantic evening. Our food was amazing, as always, and the service was top notch! La Grotta is truly a gem and one of our favorite places to eat!

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vipWestCoastDix
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great setting and food was wonderful. Service started out as being very attentive, but went downhill from there. Never checked to see if dinner was OK, had to ask several times for water refills and took quite some time to bring us check.

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vipVjgv
Atlanta
85 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a safe, lovely evening at LaGrotta! We dined outside with a nice bottle of wine recommended by our fabulous waiter. What a wonderful reprieve from the angst of 2020. I had the mushroom risotto topped with shaved truffles, heaven. Thank you LaGrotta for giving us a civilized, peaceful and enjoyable evening.

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vipGuysfromATL
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal, with superior service and delightful ambience. We live right across the street, so it couldn’t be more convenient. Definitely our go-to for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the food and the ambiance of this restaurant!!

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Saralach
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic old school Italian joint in Atlanta. Feels very New York City. Food is authentic and fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and top notch service! Best Italian in Atlanta

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Grotta was the perfect hidden gem for a wonderful evening dinner with friends. I celebrated my birthday and everyone was so kind. The service was over the top and the food was incredible. Will absolutely be returning to try out the lovely patio!

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RetiredRob
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second time at La Grotto, but it won’t be our last. Exceptional food and service. Only negative is the weird building in which it resides.

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vipKMPG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere, and service. A great place to celebrate an occasion.

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vipCaptainE
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been there many times and we went with friends to celebrate our wedding anniversary. As always it was an outstanding experience. La Grotta is simply my favorite restaurant in Atlanta.

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vipAMNDG
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An Atlanta classic with unmatched service ❤️

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vipPatC
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Uninspired food. Not much of the menu is really italian. I had the shrimp over linguine. Shrimp where cold over pasty linguine. My wife had the dover sole which was a little better. We just moved to Atlanta and hope we can find a decent Italian restaurant as this isn’t even close.

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LindaG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time with our friends. The birthday surprise was a real treat and service pronto!! The only bad part was the meal. The two specials and salmon were way below average in fact pretty poor. The other two meals were good and very good. I would go back for the ambience but definitely not for the food.
We loved being outdoors. The patio was delightful. Thanks. Linda Grace

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Debado
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We only eat here for special occasions because it is a bit pricey. But the food is amazing and so is the staff! I would definitely recommend!

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HaroldT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food, exceptional service...it always delivers on our expectations!

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Msfoodie
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the entire staff was AMAZING...super-attentive; the food was AMAZING; as was the company!!

FAQs

La Grotta does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. La Grotta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 231-1368.

La Grotta is rated 4.9 stars by 1835 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.